Kathmandu & Nagarkot
We wander the bustling bazaars of Kathmandu and visit Pashupatinath, Nepal's most famous Hindu temple and Buddhist Bodnath Stupa - from which four pairs of eyes survey the four corners of the earth. We also visit the well-preserved medieval city of Bhaktapur which, together with Kathmandu and Patan, make up the three ancient cities of the valley. Then we head out to Nagarkot, situated on a high ridge (2175m) to the east of Kathmandu. While here we can witness the dramatic sun-rise over the snow-crowned Himalaya from a nearby hilltop.
Gorkha Homeland & Pokhara
From Nagarkot we leave the Kathmandu valley and drive to Kurintar where there's the chance to try white-water rafting on the Trisuli River. At nearby Gorkha - which gave the feared Gurkha soldiers their name, we visit the Palace Fort. Our next stop is the verdant Pokhara Valley, where we enjoy the lakeside tranquillity and breathtaking views of Machapuchare, the 'Fishtail Peak' (6993m). Various walks with panoramic mountain views are possible as well as a visit to a Tibetian village.
Driving south we reach the sub-tropical jungle of the Terai and Chitwan. We visit Chitwan National Park, which supports a variety of game. Known for its one-horned rhino and Bengal tigers, there are also leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, four kinds of deer and over 300 species of birds.
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